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SFGTV2
Jun 27, 2013 3:00pm PDT
the municipal elections code to specify that it will not have the legal text that exceeds 100 pages. item five amending the elections code that the voter information pamphlet will not include the legal text of any ballot measure that exceeds 20 pages. >> okay. supervisor -- president chiu is here to join us and he will speak on this item. president chiu. >> thank you mr. chair. thank you colleagues for consideration of this item and let me first thank supervisor wiener for his consideration of a very similar item. turns out great minds were thinking alike dealerring with an issue around a inordinately large handbook this year and we will likely to save the city 1.7 million dollars with the proposals that we have and i would like to recognize supervisor wiener's aid that is here and i recognize our colleague is in budget committee and has a conflict today so colleagues the legislation that i have introduced and the legislation that supervisor wiener introduced both had the same goal of reducing the amount of material that is required in the ballot handbook to each of our half a million vote
SFGTV
Jun 22, 2013 11:30am PDT
report, and from the department of elections. >> >> good afternoon, the mission of the department of elections is to conduct all federal, state and local elections, to have an open process to provide the public confidence in the elections process to provide out reach and continuing to improve on the services to the san francisco voters and the major would be the elections that were schedule, two for the most fiscal year and one for 14, 15 and the smaller elections that we conduct every year. as far as changes to our budget, our budget when you compare it like election cycles is similar from year to year, which this chart shows, so 2012, 13 we have one election fiscal year and so the base budget is very similar, but the majority of the cost increase for 14, 15, is wage increases and also increases in cost. and we do have changes in revenue and they increase or decrease with the elections that we have. because of the school board elections and the community college elections and the election and we get reimbursed for those contests and so when we have two election and we have electi
LINKTV
Jun 26, 2013 5:30am PDT
on presidential election day wersh shrek -- sharing the mining theare -- where sharing mining wealth may decide the outcome of the election. everything old is new again with the former prime minister kevin return to the top job. the defeated the current prime .inister and he would reports. >> it is said that revenge is sweet, and there is no doubt this is a remarkable turnaround for kevin rudd, the former australian prime minister winning in leadership contest against julia beelard -- gillard, who pushed him out just three years ago. >> kevin read, 57 votes, julia gillard, 45 votes. >> the relationship between the two was never comfortable. instead, it was based on rivalry and accusations of backstabbing. their relationship has hardly been a comfortable one. instead, it was based on rivalry and accusations of backstabbing. became australia's first female prime minister in 2010, but it has never been a regular right -- an easy ride. aggregator claims that she had been subjected to sex's some sense 2010 -- with regular claims that she has been subjected to sexism since 2010. some have never forgi
SFGTV
Jun 29, 2013 5:30am PDT
. my legislation would allow the department of elections not to include the full text of the limits and supervisor wiener had the other motion. i have merged the gaps and let me describe what the amendments would. do first it state that's new rule that we're talking about would not apply to charter amendments. the idea is if we have charter amendments we should include the entire legal text regardless of size in the voter information pamphlet but these would apply to ordinances and declarations of policy and then the amendments that i have introduced state that for measures with legal text over 100 pages the voter information pamphlet, the ballot book would include the first 100 pages and exclude the remainder and for over 100 pages the board could adopt a resolution to include the full text and the resolution would be need to be effective, ie signed by the mayor by the last day and if there are certain measures that we want voters to see everything we could pass a resolution to do that otherwise excerpt the first 100 pages and the rest excluded and then the full text must be avai
KCSMMHZ
Jun 24, 2013 6:00am PDT
the japanese prime minister a boost ahead of an election for the upper house of the diet. shinzo abe's liberal democratic party won a victory in voting for the tokyo metropolitan assembly. candidates were competing for 127 seats. the liberal democrats won 59. their coalition partners in new komeito was 23. that was enough to gain the majority. all the candidates in the coalition won the races, but fewer than half of eligible voters turned out. still, the liberal democrats hope their support will lead to similar fortunes in the uper house election next month. >> translator: the results show we gain a good reputation of running the government over the past six months. >> officials hope voters in the upr house election will realize what they've done for the economy. earlier we asked our senior political commentator what helped the ldp win in tokyo. he has been tracking elections in japan for years. >> japanese voters seem sold on prime minister shinzo abe's economic policies. you know, he has spent the past six months pushing his anti-deflation strategy of monetary easing, and growth strategy in
MSNBC
Jun 27, 2013 6:00pm PDT
terrible with latinos now. this is the latino vote in the last election. yeah, guess how that election turned out. i mean, it's understandable that republicans do terrible with latino voters given where they are on policy that latinos care about, but having that many millions of americans voting against you as a bloc, having the nation's fastest growing minority group voting against you by nearly 3-1, that is an unsurvivable situation for a national party. that is a disaster. now one way to try to fix that is to try to change what you look like to latino voters on poll ciicy grounds. try to erase the republican i hate immigrants party image that you have earned through the careers of steve king and tom tancredo and pat buchanan and joe arpaio and jan brewer. the anti-immigrant image of the party. try to change that by trying to get at least some of your party to support centrist immigration reform, like what happened today in the united states senate. that's one way to do it. try to make yourself more attractive to latino voters by doing something that latino voters like. or you can do
KCSMMHZ
Jun 27, 2013 6:00am PDT
politics and rudd is readying his party for the next election. nhk world reports from sydney. >> reporter: kevin rudd has been through this wince before. he once thought his days on top were over. now he's back in the prime minister's office after winning a leadership contest against his bitter rival within the ruling labor party, julia gillard. three years ago it was gillard who outed rudd as party leader and prime minister. but she struggled with the difficulties of a minority government. indust industry slammed her pollution levy. polls suggested she would lose an election planned for september. a day after defeating gillard, the new prime minister appealed for truce. >> let us all remember particularly on days like this that in this parliament and in this place we are all human beings. we all have families and we all have emotions. so let us try, just try, to be a little kinder and gentler with each other. >> reporter: the opposition leader questioned his intentions. >> a former prime minister should have been dealt with by the australian people at an selection, not by the faceless me
Comedy Central
Jun 24, 2013 7:30pm PDT
on power that he will never relinquish. >> in iran voters are going to the polls today to elect a new president. >> six candidates are vying to replace outgoing president mahmoud ahmadinejad, who is barred from seek a third consecutive term. >> john: hold ohold on. so the most serrifying super villain on the world stage has been brought to his knees by term limits? ( laughter ) that means he technically had less power than michael bloomberg. ( cheers and applause ) incidentally, that is a contrast that would upset ahmadinejad for so many reasons. now, you might remember the last election in 2009 in iran didn't go too well. so brace yourself, everyone. >> iran has a new president-elect, a moderate cleric, nabbing more than 50% of the vote. >> john: wait, really? ( laughter ) a moderate? so the people in iran have spoken, supreme leader ayatollah khomeini's days are numbers. >> it's iran's supreme court leader who has ultimate power and it was his guardian council of clerics who preapproved the six candidates. >> john: i get it. these days are technically still numbered, just in the tho
LINKTV
Jun 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
. unfortunately, the first elected president for egypt, this was something everybody was happy about. the first elected democratic president and people are trying to hold the power accountable. this is a tiny fringe. there are people who have the right to say what they wanted they have the right to protest morsi. he is an elected president and the only way you get rid of him is through an election unfortunately, for me to look at the situation, the opposition has lost a lot. many people were expecting the opposition -- supported the opposition and what they were trying to do but to go to a violent stage and try to change regime's of the army can interfere brings back the army to the scene. >> do egyptians action what the military to come back and restore order? >> no, i don't think so. people have had enough of the army for a long period and the army itself is not interested in going to politics again. they have seen the amount of damage the egyptian people have suffered. this kind of momentum of trying to overthrow an elected president through an elective they are saying that they have over 15
CSPAN
Jun 23, 2013 1:30pm EDT
: actually 2003 and. >> host: have you done an updated once the top 12 presidential election? >> guest: no, i have not. 2012 was an election with very little change. can look at the data and concluded that nothing needs to be redressed. >> host: when you looked at some of the issues that we talked about in the state's and we are up here in northern california and silicon valley at stanford. are we in a completely blue area? >> eskimo we are. this area, if you look at a map of california, very deep blue pocket along the coast in major metropolitan areas and then more read in areas of rural south. a lot of farms. we tend to see more red. >> host: but in silicon valley and so far there red pockets, people here are not the polarized? >> guest: there are people everywhere, manhattan, there are political differences. you will find that what makes it difficult for even people you're normally thinking of those republicans, wealthy people who have stock options eccentric, the californian republican party looks like the texas republican party. everyone jokes that their platform, and that just does not
MSNBC
Jun 26, 2013 1:00am PDT
for staying with us this hour. it's election day in massachusetts. went to the polls. the polls in massachusetts closed almost exactly one hour ago. and as far as we know, right now, it's undecided. 49% of the vote in. right now ed markey leads gabriel gomez 51% to 48%. again, that is 49% of the vote in at this point. mo cowan was picked essentially as a place holder for the seat by massachusetts governor deval patrick. mr. cowan promised not to run for the seat on a permanent basis. he's spent his months on capitol hill essentially keeping his head down, keeping the business of the massachusetts senate seat rolling. he's been voting basically the way john kerry would have voted and been keeping the seat warm for the dually elected next u.s. senator from massachusetts who has been chosen by the voters of massachusetts today. again, the polls close the an hour and a minute ago. we'll keep you posted as we get senate, on the house side of capitol hill today, today was the day when they had to make a decision about stan musial, the baseball player who played for the st. louis cardi
MSNBC
Jun 28, 2013 12:00am PDT
's elected these big majorities in the statehouse and state senate. it elected me time and time to be governor. i'm just executing the will of the people here and what you're doing is engaging in essentially stall tactics, obstruction and tricks to stop that democratic majority, to stop that democratic will. what is your response to that argument? >> well, you know governor perry, bless his heart. as you know, sometimes he can forget really important things, and he can get confused about very important current events. and the polls actually show not what governor perry is saying, but that 75% really would prefer for our state to focus on education and on jobs and on information like highways and water. and to leave these divisive issues to the wayside, to concentrate on what is really important. the other mistake, i think, that our leadership, the republican leadership, because it is a red state, has made, is to assume that because for years of redistricting manipulation where the districts are so solidly republican, that the only voters that matter are those that participate in
CSPAN
Jun 29, 2013 4:00pm EDT
, and the parties do way they want and then wait for the next election. there was no connection. there was -- they all -- the mention of representatives didn't exist. with the emergence of democracy early in the 1980s and the 1990s, we have a situation where more and more mar gypallized groups including indigenous groups, and those are the groups previously marginalized, all the sudden come to the political scene and they get mobilized. the -- the political system is unable to absorb new forces, and what they do is they act in the old way, in the old way that i describe before. for instance, there's cases that promises everything to the indigenous populations, and they promise to respond to the indigital nows populations, and once he comes to power, he does exactly the opposite of what he had promised during the election. these kind of political behaviors, these kind of eventually breaks the system, and there's a crisis of the democratic system that lapses collapses, and that is sealed by the leaders that comes out of the traditional political parties and fill it out. in other w
SFGTV
Jun 22, 2013 12:00pm PDT
-profit organizations that we have worked with. and east of the elections and the materials that are things like that can get to the con stit you entcy. and i want to thank deborah for working with us, and working with us, through the office. >> and all of the recommendations. >> and colleagues, from time. >> thank you very much. >> and we have to come after they recover. >> and the report of the department of elections? >> yes, mr. chairman and members of the committee. our recommendations begin on page 87. let me comment on page 87 mr. chairman. before the recommendations, we have reported the department of elections, according to the department of elections, the average cost, the pamphlet is approximately, $3500 such as to cost $1 million, $757,000 to print and mail the full 502 page referendum against eight washington boulevard. and eight washington. and however the department of elections is currently budgeted sufficient postage for 72 pages for the november 2013 election. and therefore, the department of elections does not have sufficient funds, in the proposed 13, 14 budget to print and p
KTLN
Jun 24, 2013 5:00pm PDT
>> george: today on christian world news, iran elects a new president. what does he believe, and what will the impact be on christians? >> wendy: plus, secret believers, christians from several nations the former soviet union came together recently. we were there to witness this once in a lifetime event. >> george: and she truly is the blind leading the blind. but this christian woman is helping muslim children overcome their disabilities and live their lives to the fullest. >> george: historic, the islamic republic of iran has a new president. hello, everyone, i'm george thomas. >> wendy: and i'm wendy griffith. after eight turbulant years of makmud ahmadinejad, iran has a new president. his name is haseed ruwan assa assani. >> reporter: iran noos new leader is western educated, with a long resume in iran's revolution. he presents a softer image. his election led some western elections to brand him a moderate, who can change iran. hebrew university professor moshi says he differs from macmoud in a few ways. >> this nice-looking man, has a fatherly face, and speaks the right
LINKTV
Jun 26, 2013 7:00pm PDT
during the presidential election year. al jazeera. takeuador said it could weeks to decide whether to grant asylum to edward snowden. he has been staying near the moscow airport. f has been snowden's home for five days. with a decision on the asylum application not expected for weeks, this could be a rather long stay. it will be an opportunity for the 30-year-old intelligence analyst to reflect on his future and a life on the run. whether he will be judged in years to come, assuming that is the sort of life he lives as the for who revealed material the greater good or the unwise man who made -- who may have broken his country's laws is something we can only speculate about. the not think the life of political man on the run is likely to be much fun these days. >> he is believed to be staying in a hotel. travelersw requires who stay for more than 24 hours to apply for a visa. it is not known if he completed this process. we say an advocate than someone in the world should stand with this young man and protect him. has madeation hs he with courage change the world. >> the next flight
MSNBC
Jun 24, 2013 4:00pm PDT
're up here at quincy market to mark tomorrow's special election for the united states senate. oop in just a few minutes, we're going to be joined by the democratic candidate, massachusetts congressman edward markey up here. first let me start with this. you can tell a lot about someone by knowing where they're headed in life. when edward snowden went public with his u.s. intelligence surveillance program, he struck a mixed chord with the american people. some on the right join some on the left to see him as a hero. others on the right called him a traitor. many on the center and left questioned his motives, even as they were gladdened to see light shed on what this country is doing in the cause of fighting terrorism. the question tonight is simpler. where is he? and what does that tell us about his purpose, his loyalties, his values, his future? david corn is washington bureau chief for mother jones magazine and msnbc analyst. and michael isikoff is nbc's national investigative correspondent. here's what we know about snowden's travels as of this moment. he left his home in hawaii
CSPAN
Jun 28, 2013 8:00pm EDT
. we have covered two elections in my life. it was not pleasant. i can tell you. and they were begging me to vote with blood from my thumb. as funny as that was, there is a less than zero chance that anybody else then assad will win if he runs in 2014 or if they oversee the transition. it will take a lot more than that or some american senator that oversees the election. that is why i agree with the administration. a true transition means we move from this group of people over to one that represent the demographic differences in size of the country and those that have changed over time. and getting there is tough. i think that is why geneva is flawed and don't see the meeting happening soon because it seems like the united states and russia are still at odds which would keep it from happening. >> the president to precipitous? >> yes. there was a huge amount of pressure at the time for the president to come out and take this forceful position that assad must go. i wrote the piece at the time, one of my all-time favorites. the idea that this was a magical incantation and just by saying h
CSPAN
Jun 23, 2013 9:00pm EDT
, there's an election in 2004 to the west virginia supreme court. >> host: right. and so here is where the intrigue begins. >> guest: yes. >> host: and that actually lead to the supreme court case. because the supreme court case was not looking at whether massey had wronged cape orton in -- caperton in the coal deal. it was looking at what ended up happening at that, at the state supreme court, right? and i just, i found that fascinating, the characters, including somebody who would seem absolutely tangential to this, a young man named tony. >> guest: yeah. >> host: without giving away too much, if you could tell us a little bit about what happened at that level, that, you know, that formed the basis of the ruling that we have now, right? >> guest: well, blankenship decides he's this election, i want to elect a justice. now, in his mind he doesn't think he's buying a justice to vote his way on massey, he thinks a good conservative justice is going to vote that way anyway. so he just wants to get somebody there who will do that. >> host: and there are five members on the court. >> guest
LINKTV
Jun 24, 2013 2:00pm PDT
is ahead in the albanian elections. the socialists have pulled further and further ahead of the ruling democrats. >> been proceeding slowly. they say the election has been tainted by irregularities. angela merkel has unveiled her party's platform ahead of the elections coming up this september area >> it is full of sleeping proposals to improve the infrastructure and create jobs. what is short on details is how to pay for them. it has come under fire from both the opposition democrats and her current coalition. >> angela merkel arrived with pledges to relieve family and restrict eurozone crisis. a believer party still has something for everyone, but she did not dwell on the details, choosing instead to talk about her governments successes and the challenges that conservatives face on election day. >> that day, the 22nd of september will decide which way this country is going. it is about whether germany will continue on its successful path or whether it will go downhill with the social democrats party. but who is going to foot the bill? these protesters are not the only ones threatenin
KCSMMHZ
Jun 24, 2013 2:30pm PDT
. the opposition is ahead in the albanian elections. the socialists have pulled further and further ahead of the ruling democrats. >> been proceeding slowly. they say the election has been tainted by irregularities. angela merkel has unveiled her party's platform ahead of the elections coming up this september area >> it is full of sleeping proposals to improve the infrastructure and create jobs. what is short on details is how to pay for them. it has come under fire from both the opposition democrats and her current coalition. >> angela merkel arrived with pledges to relieve family and restrict eurozone crisis. a believer party still has something for everyone, but she did not dwell on the details, choosing instead to talk about her governments successes and the challenges that conservatives face on election day. >> that day, the 22nd of september will decide which way this country is going. it is about whether germany will continue on its successful path or whether it will go downhill with the social democrats party. but who is going to foot the bill? these protesters are not the only o
LINKTV
Jun 25, 2013 5:30am PDT
with democracy. ahead of the closely fought presidential election in mongolia. would you pay almost $700,000 for an old -- the top stories, russia and china hit at the u.s. over intelligence whistleblower edward snowden a day after he bought -- failed to board a flight to cuba. russia's foreign minister says snowden has not been seen at the airport. qataris are pledging allegiance to their new emir sheikh tamim bin hamad al thani. he has been handed power by his father who has abdicated after 18 years as a leader. the u.n. and arab league envoy for syria says a much- anticipated peace conference in geneva will take place in july. he is meeting russian and american officials pushing for the so-called geneva conference. the president of brazil is hoping her promise to spend an extra $25 billion on public transport will overcome public anger. dilma rousseff also announced economic reforms to try to reduce inflation, as well as the money for hospitals. on the capital -- from the capital, we have more. >> under pressure by a surging protest movement, president dilma rousseff gathered together
MSNBC
Jun 29, 2013 5:00am PDT
election, given the politics of the senate today, would republicans say, okay, we'll stall for a year, try and get our own president in there, get our own justice. sort of an urgency to an 80-year-old supreme court justice, timing retirement around presidential terms. >> i have such a hard time saying this woman who is such a batler, battled cancer, shouldn't have control of her own life, make the decision best for her and the country if she wants to stay on, should should stay on. i don't think we would retire right this minute, we would not get anyone nearly as liberal as she is, for good reasons and maybe not so good reason, the white house has put through more moderate cab dates, hoping they will get less opposition. it doesn't always work and so to lose a liberal reich ruth bader ginsberg and have her replaced by someone not so liberal, okay, better than scalia or something, i am pretty uneasy about it. >> the reality, every single supreme court pick since the eisenhower administration, more to the right than the person they replaced, down the line. an inevitable trend there. cases th
CSPAN
Jun 23, 2013 3:10pm EDT
and threw the election. they were just as reckless and preposterous as harry sang mitt romney has not paid taxes in 10 years. they might have been wrapped and appealing rhetoric of disclosure, but make no mistake, the goal was to win at any cost. that meant shutting off their opponents in any way they could. i don't believe they picked up the phone and told someone at the irs to slow up these applications or audit anybody, but the truth is he did not have to. he did not have to do that. the message was clear enough. but if the message was clear the medium was also suited to the cause. and the public-sector unions have made a pact between those who tend to benefit from the growth of government. let us face it, when elected leaders and union bosses tell us that they should view half the american people as being a threat to democracy, it should not surprise any of us that they would look at it that way. why would we even expect a public and fully whose union-- a public employee whose union more or less exist to grow the government to treat someone who opposes that goal to a fair hearing. when
FOX News
Jun 23, 2013 7:00am PDT
that senate bill. they're more concerned about a primary than a general election. so i don't see the conservatives moving on this. this unruly conference that john boehner has to deal with, they have made it clear that they're not going to support any bill that doesn't have a majority of house republican support. and for now, speaker john boehner agrees with them. >> if you're talking about concern about the conservative part of their flank, or are you talking about something after the primaries, after the congressional elections next year? we're talking about, what, more than a year away? >> that's a good point. some republicans privately saying the party does not need an immigration reform bill for the 2014 elections. they need an immigration reform bill before the 2016 elections, the presidential elections. so i don't think that this can pass an election year. in 1986 it was an election year when it passed. if immigration is going to get done it's got to get done in 2013. >> you mean this year? sf >> this year. i think if it doesn't pass this year it's going to be so hard to p
CSPAN
Jun 24, 2013 12:00am EDT
court in the meantime there's an election in 2004 to the west virginia supreme court. >> host: so, here where is the intrigue begins, and that actually led to the supreme court case. the supreme court case was not looking at whether massey had wronged caperton in the coal deal. it was looking at what ended up happening at that state supreme court. right? i find that fascinating, the characters, including somebody who would seem absolutely tangential to this. tony harbaugh. so without giving away too much, telephone us what happened at that level -- tell us what happened at that level that formed the basis of the ruling we have now. >> guest: well, blankenship wants to elect a justice. in his mind he is not buying a justice to vote his way on massey. he thinks a good conservative justice will vote that way anyway, so he just wants to get somebody in his mind that will do that. >> host: five members on the court. >> guest: right. >> host: there 'twas a liberal justice who had coasted to election, mcgraw. so, what ended up happening here? >> guest: mcgraw thinks he is going to win, nobody
MSNBC
Jun 26, 2013 6:00am PDT
before changing how they govern elections is unconstitutional. president obama, whose election was cited by some critics of the act, to argue that the law was no longer necessary issued a statement saying he was, quote, deeply disappointed by the ruling. congressman john lewis offing good georgia, who still has the pen president johnson used, called it a major setback for civil rights. >> i think what the court did today is stab the voting rights act of 1965 in its very heart. these men that voted to strip the voting rights act of its power. they never stood in immovable lines. they never had to pass a so-called literacy test. it took us. 100 years to get us where we are today. so will it take another 100 years to fix it? >> the ruling leaves it up to congress to bring the act back. yesterday, the president and members of his administration called on congress to act. >> we're going to work with congress in this effort. the administration will do everything in our power to ensure fair and equal voting processes are maintained. >> congress needs to act. to make sure that either american ha
SFGTV2
Jun 27, 2013 3:30pm PDT
of the election code so i am happy to move forward with that suggestion. >> so currently we have two proposals -- amendments here, and what i am understanding from supervisors wiener's office their proposal will not be changing, and from supervisor chiu that you have a proposal and you're willing to make amendments to that? >> that's correct. so i circulated to you the amendments i described which initially said print the first 100 pages but out of deference to supervisor wiener's suggestion of 20 pages and what supervisor breed just said and i am prepared if the committee wants to go down to 20 pages and consistency in the ballot i am comfortable with that as amendments to my version. >> so supervisor breed were you making amendments to supervisor chiu's proposal? because you made a general comment but i wasn't too sure. >> i wasn't making amendments but i would be open to considering the idea of consistency with the ballot and open to the possibility of this but wanted to hear from supervisor cohen. >> thank you. my comments are for staff. you are listening to the conversation and how w
CSPAN
Jun 22, 2013 6:00am EDT
the president and his allied claim from early 2010 right up and threw the election. they were just as reckless and preposterous as harry sang mitt romney has not paid taxes in 10 years. they might have been wrapped and appealing rhetoric of disclosure, but make no mistake, the goal was to win at any cost. that meant shutting off their opponents in any way they could. i don't believe they picked up the phone and told someone at the irs to slow up these applications or audit anybody, but the truth is he did not have to. he did not have to do that. the message was clear enough. but if the message was clear the medium was also suited to the cause. and the public-sector unions have made a pact between those who tend to benefit from the growth of government. let us face it, when elected leaders and union bosses tell us that they should view half the american people as being a threat to democracy, it should not surprise any of us that they would look at it that way. why would we even expect a public and fully whose union more or less exist to grow the government to treat someone who opposes that goal
Current
Jun 25, 2013 3:00pm PDT
should say took away elections matter folks. i'm honored to introduce our first guest, joining me in "the war room" is julian bond, former head of the naacp. thanks so much for being here. >> great pleasure. that would be former chairman? >> what did i say president? >> you said president. >> michael: how about current chairman emeritus. is that good? >> yes, any title is good. >> michael: president let's talk about how big of blow this decision was to the long fight for civil rights and what would you come fighter. andrew coen compared it to dredd scott. would you go that far? >> i wouldn't go that far. a friend of mine in atlanta i was talking to about this she said we face more than that then, we can face this now. so even though this is a terrific blow roberts must be chord elling in his boots, because as you said she has been working on this since he was in the region justice department. but it is undoable. and can be undoable if we put our shoulders to the wheel. >> michael: julian in talking to you -- and you were talking to your friend in atlanta who said you
MSNBC
Jun 25, 2013 7:00am PDT
for changing the election procedures or "b" outlines a formula for which jurisdictions should be covered. and this is really focused on shelby county, alabama. and they argue there that this law is outdated. that they shouldn't have to follow these things. what are you looking for? >> you know, i think what we're looking for is whether the supreme court will go narrow or broad in this case. if it goes narrowly it can strike down that states have to opt in or opt out of this mechanism. if the supreme court goes broad and strikes down the mechanism all together, section five, that would be a much broader holding. >> let me read to you a couple of the arguments that were made. sonja sotomayor said why would we do this when it's the epitome of how we started? it's an old disease. it's gotten better. a lot better. but it's still there. let's go to nbc's pete williams at the court. >> reporter: well, this decision strikes down a key part of the voting rights act and leaves it up to congress to fix it. they were two parts of the law in question. this is the civil rights law signed by president
MSNBC
Jun 26, 2013 2:00am PDT
the federal government before changing how they conduct elections. the court left that part intact but struck down the coverage formula of where that will requirement allies. that's all of nine mostly southern states and parts of six others. chief justice john roberts said the map is based on decades old data and eradicated practices in five of the covered southern states, he said, african-americans have a higher voter turnout percentage than whites. opponents of the law who helped shelby i county, alabama challenge it, hailed the ruling >> we've just elected a black president of the shelby county board of education over a white incumbent in a county wide election. >> african-americans are an integral part of southern political life. that's a good thing and that's never going to change. >> but writing for the court's four dissenters rude baiter ginsburg said gutting the law is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet. civil rights groups vowed to rally the same kind i have action from congress they got 48 years ago. >> the only way congress will act is i
CSPAN
Jun 22, 2013 10:00pm EDT
's an election in 2004 to the west virginia supreme court. >> host: right, and so here's where the intrigue begins and that actually lead to the supreme court case because the supreme court case was not looking at whether masi wronged caperton in the coal deal. it was looking at what ended up happening at the state's supreme court; right? i found that fascinating, the characters, including somebody who would seem tangential to this, a young man named tony a rbock; right? >> guest: yeah. >> host: tell us what happened at that level that formed the basis of the ruling that we have now; right? >> guest: they decide, here's the selection, i want to elect the justice, and now, in his mind, he doesn't think he's vying on justice to vote on masi, but thinks a good conservative justice votes that way anyway, and so he wants somebody there in his mind to do that. >> host: right. there's five members on the court? >> guest: five members, right. >> host: a liberal justice coasted to election, mcgraw, and what happened here? >> guest: mcgraw thinks he's going to win, nobody will destroy him, and this g
LINKTV
Jun 26, 2013 2:00pm PDT
to the job just months before national elections, which they stand to lose, after the melodrama of the past few years. the career of the australian first female prime minister is over. the labour party has dumped her after three years in power. she says she will quit politics. >> i will have time to be back home in my electorate and to say hello and goodbye to the community at i have had the absolute privilege of representing in the parliament since 1998. >> or replacement is the man she ousted from the post of prime minister in a similar coup in 2010. now he has his revenge and is promising to stop the infighting. >> in recent years, politics has failed the australian people. or has just been too much negativity all around. there has been an erosion of trust, negative, destructive personal politics and it has done much to bring dishonor to our parliament but done nothing to address the urgent challenges facing our nation. >> he still has to win a confidence vote in parliament and the opposition is calling for an early election. >> let's give the people the say in who should be there prime
PBS
Jun 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
an agreement with iran. khamenei's wednesday address was his first since hassan rowhani was elected president. rowhani earlier hinted at more transparency on the nuclear program to build trust with the international community. foreign minister ali akbar salehi is indicating they'll resume negotiations with western countries on the nuclear program. the next round of talks will resume after rowhani's official inauguration in august. >>> rescue workers are struggling to reach thousands of people in northern india stranded by flooding and landslides. this year's monsoon season began earlier this month and has brought unusually heavy rains. torrential downpours in the himalayan state of uttarkhand have washed away homes and roads. state officials say mudslides have buried a wide area. they say about 600 people have been confirmed dead and hundreds are still missing. the number of dead could rise above 1,000. air force and army personnel had rescued more than 100,000 people including many hindu pilgrims and tourists. poor visibility has hampered helicopter pilots searching in other areas. authoriti
PBS
Jun 26, 2013 6:30pm PDT
before national elections, which they stand to lose, after the melodrama of the past few years. the career of the australian first female prime minister is over. the labour party has dumped her after three years in power. she says she will quit politics. >> i will have time to be back home in my electorate and to say hello and goodbye to the community at i have had the absolute privilege of representing in the parliament since 1998. >> or replacement is the man she ousted from the post of prime minister in a similar coup in 2010. now he has his revenge and is promising to stop the infighting. >> in recent years, politics has failed the australian people. or has just been too much negativity all around. there has been an erosion of trust, negative, destructive personal politics and i has done much to bring dishonor to our rliant but done nothing to address the urgent challenges facing our nation. >> he still has to win confidence vote in parliament and the oppositn is calling for an early election. >> let's give the people the say in who should be tre prime minister and who shou
MSNBC
Jun 21, 2013 6:00pm PDT
in the mid-term elections. if there is a democratic president, republicans tend to pick up seats in the mid-term elections. it's a general rule of american politics. americans tend to like to swing the it back a little bit. they added seats to the house and the senate, but after the pendulum swung that far towards the republicans in '08, it swung back in 2010 hard. they lost six seats in the senate and the majority in the house, and the state's 2010 was a democratic disaster. they lost more legislative seats in the states than in the '20s. and then the republicans picked up the governorships in a dozen states. in 2010, new york state was in a kind of weird position. it had his first democratic governor in tpweu years, and he had to resign in a hooker scandal, which is surprised everybody. he quit, and lieutenant governor took over, and then he decided he was not going to run for it in 2010. and the new yorkers had gotten used to the republican in the house for a long time. it's going to be a huge republican year nationwide, and new york democrats lost their first governor to a hooker scanda
Current
Jun 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
threat to getting more republicans elected. it is a great day in the history of the white folks who say it soo racism, it's state's rights and we're joined to talk about it by both congresswoman sheila jackson lee and jesse jackson. corn congressman has an idea on the mind your own business act. he may be slightly opinionated. >>> and what's nsa leaker snowden and clapper have in compon? they both broke the law but one told the truth while one told a lie. guess which one is wanted for treason. >> this is the birthday of the late orwell, sonia sotomayor and george michael turns 50 years old today which means he's old enough to be hit on in the bushes of george michael. the first live international tv broadcast was aired called our world and it featured artists from 19 different countries including maria kalas and picasso viewed by a record 400 million people and the deals along with friends jagger, performed a brand new tune written especially by john lennon for the broadcast called "all you need is love" 46 years ago tonight. this is "viewpoint." >> john: i'm john fuglesang. this is "vi
CSPAN
Jun 26, 2013 7:00am EDT
, whenever they make a change to election rules, they move a polling place, they change district lines, enact voter i.d. law, they have to get federal approval, either from the justice department or from the federal court. and then what section four does is it determines which states are covered by section five. the supreme court yesterday said that the coverage formula, which was based on outdated information, was based on voting data from the 1960's and 1970's, and that congress, if it's going to have a preclearance environment, has to do it based on current conditions, so it struck down section four. host: and it was a 5-4 decision. explain the case before the court. guest: the case before the court was a lawsuit challenging both section five and section four filed by shelby connie alabama, which is one of the jurisdictions covered by the preclearance requirement. it was brought about, actually, organized by the same people who brought the challenge to the university of texas affirmative action program that the court ruled on the day before. so this is basically an ideological issue, and i
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